Taj Mahel   Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal Information and Guide

TajMahel is hindi word and is spelt as TajMahal, TajMahel or Tajmehel.

Taj Mahel , the wonder of world is built from white marble.     It is amazing how such a perfect master peice can be built in 16th centuary when there was no computer or devices to plan the architecture.

It is amazing how someone designed it so that it look perfect in day.  It look glorious at sunset.  It looks even wonderful in night.  The white marble shine like silver in night.

Taj mahal, Taj Mahal at night

Taj Mahal was built by Mugal king Shah Jhan in memory of his beautiful wife Mumtaz.  It's design and constructure started in 1632 and it was completed in 1648.  It took 5 more years til 1653 when surrounding part of Taj Mahal also completed.   It means for so many years king and army of people who were building it were determined to make this beautiful monument.

Of-course lot of money were spent, lot of many power were utilized.  We see many projects in this centurary fail even after money and man-power is spent.   Now only we should admire the beauty of Taj mahal but the excellence with which this project was executed is admirable.

Taj Mahal was built in Mugal era. During those days many monuments were built. Almost every monument was built with Red color stone such as Qutub minar, Lal Quila, Jaipur Fort, Mysore Palace, Golkunda fort and many more. looks beautiful in day time. It also looks fabulous in moon light.

However Taj Mahal is only fort that was built it white color.

Then there is a beautiful garden outsid Taj Mahal.

The location is even perfect. It is at bank of river Yumana.

There was a team of designer and architect to design the monument.   Abd ul-Karim Ma'mur Khan, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, Makramat Khan,were main architects and played a key role in designing various pieces of architectural marval.  Amanat Khan was responsible for choosing the text written on walls.  The passages are chosen from Quran.

 They have used special material for interior and exterior decoration.   The design, material is so good that even today the monument stand robust.

Beautiful design, right choice of material, white marble stone, gold and diamon engraving make Taj mehal a perfect monument and thats why it is considered one of Wonder of world.   In 1983 UNESCO made it a World Heritage Site.

Agra Highlight:

You must visit Tajmahal during day, evening and night.  

You must visit Lal quila for a complete Agra tour.  Petha is a sweeth Dish.  Agra is famous for it.

Golden Triangle tour covers Agra, Jaipur and Delhi.  You can visit these in one tour.

Taj Mahal  and Agra tour

Taj Mahal is in Agra, UP.  It is in north India and few hours drive from Delhi.  There are trains, buses that can take you from Delhi, Jaipur or any other city of North , Central India.  If you are travalling from south India,  you will be taking a train to agra.

Taj mahal, Taj Mahal at day

 Taj Mehal is most famour tourist destination.  Rich , poor, middle class all income group visit Taj.  You will find every type of hotel here.  from small budget guest houses to luxary 5 star hotels are in Agra.

Similarly there are plenty of resturants.  You can eat Indiam Chinease, Continental, Mexican, italian food here.  You can  even enjoy eating on street Thela or Dhaba.

There are plenty of shopping places around Taj Mahal.  There are shopping malls, there are bazaar kind of shopping.   You can buy handicraft as gift.